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Last updated: 04 December, 2022
Expert travel writer: Luciana Bellini

Opened in 1929 in the style of a Loire Valley chateau, no other hotel has provided more tabloid fodder than this legendary Hollywood spot right on Sunset. But it’s not just the scandals that account for its fame.

The 63 individually-designed rooms and cottages come with style to spare (Hollywood regency here, minimal chic there) – not to mention hedges high enough to shield guests from nosey paparazzi.

Sunset is Hollywood’s main artery, and you’re in one of the Strip’s most iconic spots. Chateau Marmont perches on a hill overlooking the boulevard, and it has been a defining image for the area since it opened in 1929.

Expect plenty of urban buzz, from car-filled streets and traffic jams to pedestrians gawking as they wander by. Luckily, though, once you slip behind the hotel’s high green wall, you’re in your own little world.

Stay here if you want to feel like a star. There’s probably one staying right next to you…

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[3.9 miles]

A 20-acre compound of galleries and pavilions housing more than 100,000 works, from ancient Mayan bowls inscribed with bat heads and Japanese sculptures dating from 3000 BC to paintings by Rubens, Cezanne and Degas.

Best for ages: 13+ | £17

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[3.9 miles]

The world’s largest museum dedicated solely to the art of film, home to a collection of movie treasures, a rotating roster of exhibitions featuring industry creators and an experience where you can hold a coveted Oscars statuette.

Best for ages: 8+ | £22


Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4 miles]

The indomitable heart of the movie industry, where dreams are still made. See the star-studded Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater – where the biggest premieres still take place – and the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.7 miles]

The La La Land outpost of this movie-themed amusement park feels more grounded in actual Hollywood than the others, thanks to its popular tram tour that takes visitors behind the scenes of a real working studio.

Best for ages: 6+ | £85

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Farmers Market on Fairfax

Farmers Market on Fairfax

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[3 miles]

This LA institution in West Hollywood first opened in 1934 and is home to over 100 food stalls and grocers, who specialise in everything from doughnuts and ice cream to beef jerky and gourmet pickles.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Greystone Mansion’s Gardens

Greystone Mansion’s Gardens

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[3.1 miles]

If this Tudor Revival mansion in Beverly Hills looks more than a little familiar it’s due to its stellar Hollywood lineage, having appeared in films including The Big Lebowski and X-Men. Come to explore its formal English gardens and elegant grounds.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Life-size mammoth sculptures recreate Los Angeles prehistoric days at La Brea Tar Pits archaeological site in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles California.

La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4 miles]

On Wilshire Boulevard, during the last Ice Age, asphalt bubbled from the ground, trapping sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and giant sloths. Excavations continue to unearth new plants and animals and visitors can come to watch, or explore one of the world’s largest collections of fossils, on display in the museum.

Best for ages: 6+ | £12

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Virginia Robinson Gardens

Virginia Robinson Gardens

Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)[4.7 miles]

For a fascinating insider look at a period mansion and estate in Beverley Hills, call ahead to reserve a tour of the Virginia Robinson Gardens. The Beaux Arts mansion from 1911 is surrounded by stunning botanical gardens in a range of styles.

Best for ages: 13+ | £12

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Los Angeles

California, United States of America (USA)

The bright lights of Tinseltown are home to surfer-filled beaches, glorious mountain hikes, glitz and glamour in spades and year-round sunshine.

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